Singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters classics with Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters at Third Avenue Playhouse on April 30.
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters’ beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Now, singer and playwright Lisa Rock has arranged a six-piece band, complete with back-up singers, and together they are dedicated to creating a Carpenters experience like no other. Rock’s amazing four octave range allows her to sing the hits like “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” in their original key, keeping the songs genuine and more recognizable for the audience.
Rock goes beyond the music in her concert. She draws the crowd in with anecdotes about Karen and Richard Carpenter, their lives and how some of the songs originated. She engages the audience to the point where they can’t help but sing along with her and share the memories of The Carpenters and their music.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show or $10 for students, and can be purchased online at ThirdAvenuePlayhouse.com or by calling 920.743.1760. Third Avenue Playhouse is located at 234 N. Third Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.